Assent, consent and paediatric bioethics. Commentary

Carlo Petrini, Ippolita Rana, Enrico Alleva
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità  
In the ethics of relations between physicians and paediatric patients the question of autonomy and its corollary, consent, is crucial. While the importance attached to autonomy in the clinical setting is not the same as that accorded in research, it nonetheless assumes greater relevance when minors are involved, and a careful case-by-case assessment becomes obligatory.
doi:10.4415/ann_16_03_01 pmid:27698288 fatcat:dnkohteewjbnneuplhnto36spy